Details that Pop

06/25/2014 11:11 AM

08/11/2014 4:47 PM

Katie Weber and David Spake had a clear vision when it came to their wedding. “We wanted it to scream vintage romance and elegance, and also have an intimate feel, as if everyone was coming over for a fantastic dinner party at our home,” Katie says. When the couple found historic Duke Mansion, they knew it was the perfect backdrop for their ‘home away from home’ approach.

With the venue nailed down, Katie could start focusing on the flashier details. “I wanted people to be wowed by everything from the romantic ambience to the food, and all of the little details,” she says. A combination of blush, gold, champagne, peach, and coral shades added a romantic ambiance, which was enhanced by garden inspired arrangements from Lily Greenthumb’s. “The centerpieces were designed to look natural, like you picked them out of a garden and put them straight on the table.”

Two signature cocktails gave guests a peek into the couple’s personality: they could choose a peach Marry Me Mojito from the bride or a Shelby’s Finest with Scotch from the groom. For a pop of glam, Katie dressed up the drinks with gold stirrers and chevron straws.

Katie and David wanted to give their guests one final wow factor before calling it a night. For their grand exit, the newlyweds chose a confetti toss and a vintage Rolls Royce for the getaway car. “I remember walking out together to a sea of confetti everywhere,” Katie says. “My friends started chanting our names and that was such a cool moment. [After that] we drove around Charlotte for a bit on cloud nine.”

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